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Conrad Manning Wright Jr.

October 26, 1978August 21, 2021
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Conrad Manning Wright Jr., 42, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on August 21, 2021 at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus after a battle with Covid.

He was born October 26, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Conrad Wright and Donna Miller. Conrad found the love of his life at the age of 15 and married her, Dawn Maw, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27, 2002.

After high school, Conrad worked at different jobs, graduated from DPT Business School, and got a degree in Computerized Business and Accounting in 2000. Then he worked at Inolex Chemical Company as a Sample Coordinator for 12 years. While he worked, he did attend community college for a while. Later on, he went to Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and graduated as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in Airframe and Power Plant in 2017. That same year he also went to Baker's School of Aeronautics and completed a course for Aviation Mechanic in Airframe and Power Plant. After graduating, he got a job working at Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Airlines, and finally a job with Spirit Airlines as a Technician (aircraft mechanic). He loved engine work but loved working on airplanes in general.

Conrad's hobbies were collecting movie memorabilia and toys…comics, especially DC ones, old books like Peter Pan and Charles Dickens, and whiskey. He loved to cook theme nights with his wife, especially French or Italian meals. They would cook together, listen to French or Italian music, and dance in the kitchen while cooking. When Conrad was not working, he spent all his time with me and our kids. He loved going to the movies, walking the strip, working out, late night drives to Red Rock and Lake Mead area, bowling, hiking and exploring places he never been, and goofing around on social media…he had some meme, sports, and movies groups he ran.

Conrad loved movies of all genres, especially old black and white movies. Some of his favorite movies were Beauty and the Beast, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Maltese Falcon, The Thing, The Shining, DC movies, and the classics like Frankenstein and Dracula. His favorite TV shows were Frasier, Cheers, Married with Children, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Friends, and Lost. He loved music from Classical, Jazz, Rock, to Alternative. Conrad loved sports especially football. He loved Boston teams. The New England Patriots was his favorite team since he was a little kid. He also loved Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the Bruins. He played all sports when he was younger and coached our eldest son's hockey team, and coached our other son's and second eldest daughter’s soccer team.

His family gave him joy…his wife, his six kids, dog Bentley and his friends. Conrad loved the little things like holding hands, kisses, selfies with everyone, sunsets, lightning storms, the ocean, dancing with his wife or the kids in random places, spending man time with his boys and doing mini trips with his girls shopping or exploring places.

Conrad was a charismatic man full of heart but very sarcastic and blunt. He would tell it like he saw it and wouldn't hold back. He was very smart, opinionated, and could give great advice. Conrad had a presence about him that everyone gravitated to. He always tried to help and support friends and family. He pushed everyone to try harder. He lived by this quote from the Frasier Crane TV show: "Do something. If it's a mistake, do something else."

Conrad would want to be remembered as a strong, intelligent, hardworking man who accomplished everything he set out to do. He loved his wife and their six kids with all his heart and did everything for them to a have good life. He wanted his kids to have a better life than his parents gave him. He was loved by everyone most of all his family, friends, and co-workers. Conrad will always be in our hearts and memories.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn; his two sons Mercer and Thayer; and his four daughters Taydem, Ireland, Atlantis, and Salem, all of whom live in Las Vegas, Nevada and who will always love and honor him.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, September 15, 2021 at Palm Eastern Mortuary.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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James Crawford

September 17, 2021

A true friend!

David Plimpton

September 16, 2021

Conrad will be dearly missed. He was a solid rock of a man, and integral to the fabric of the INOLEX community during his 12 years with us. Conrad was always respectful, always engaging, always a bright light to be around. Nobody was a ever stranger, and Conrad lit us every conversation with a unique combination of deep thoughts, wit and fun. May God Bless Dawn and his family with peace during this difficult time.

Jordan Heineman

September 15, 2021

I really wish I could still message you and talk to you about movies. You were such a good guy to everyone, bro. You will be missed :'(

Rebecca Maw

September 14, 2021

Memories pressed between the pages of my mind! Where would I begin. Maybe the day they married it was perfect. Could be the places he lived and how life was different in each neighborhood. Could be the beautiful children whom I was there side by side watching miracle after miracle as they were born. Should be a good hearted soul often feeling it was him against the world. Life tries to get the better of us wearing us down but he stood proud strong determined loving and fighting what he felt passionate about. A good son in law I will always admire and miss and to you Conrad I wave and say see you later.......

FROM THE FAMILY
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Our family celebrating our last Christmas in Philadelphia before moving to Hawaii

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Our Superman holding the world in his hands

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Conrad and Mercer visiting Seven Magic Mountains

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Taydem and Dad's first trip to the Strip together

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We just got Bentley, and Ireland and Dad were taking him for a walk

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Our family celebrating our last Christmas in Philadelphia before moving to Hawaii

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Our Superman holding the world in his hands

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Conrad and Mercer visiting Seven Magic Mountains

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Taydem and Dad's first trip to the Strip together

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We just got Bentley, and Ireland and Dad were taking him for a walk

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Conrad loving Thayer at the pumpkin patch

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Atlantis and Dad at Cathedral Park dock on the Willamette River

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Salem and Dad at the beach in Wildwood

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Dawn and Conrad visiting the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Biography

Conrad Manning Wright Jr., 42, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on August 21, 2021 at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus after a battle with Covid.

He was born October 26, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Conrad Wright and Donna Miller. Conrad found the love of his life at the age of 15 and married her, Dawn Maw, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27, 2002.

After high school, Conrad worked at different jobs, graduated from DPT Business School, and got a degree in Computerized Business and Accounting in 2000. Then he worked at Inolex Chemical Company as a Sample Coordinator for 12 years. While he worked, he did attend community college for a while. Later on, he went to Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and graduated as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in Airframe and Power Plant in 2017. That same year he also went to Baker's School of Aeronautics and completed a course for Aviation Mechanic in Airframe and Power Plant. After graduating, he got a job working at Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Airlines, and finally a job with Spirit Airlines as a Technician (aircraft mechanic). He loved engine work but loved working on airplanes in general.

Conrad's hobbies were collecting movie memorabilia and toys…comics, especially DC ones, old books like Peter Pan and Charles Dickens, and whiskey. He loved to cook theme nights with his wife, especially French or Italian meals. They would cook together, listen to French or Italian music, and dance in the kitchen while cooking. When Conrad was not working, he spent all his time with me and our kids. He loved going to the movies, walking the strip, working out, late night drives to Red Rock and Lake Mead area, bowling, hiking and exploring places he never been, and goofing around on social media…he had some meme, sports, and movies groups he ran.

Conrad loved movies of all genres, especially old black and white movies. Some of his favorite movies were Beauty and the Beast, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Maltese Falcon, The Thing, The Shining, DC movies, and the classics like Frankenstein and Dracula. His favorite TV shows were Frasier, Cheers, Married with Children, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Friends, and Lost. He loved music from Classical, Jazz, Rock, to Alternative. Conrad loved sports especially football. He loved Boston teams. The New England Patriots was his favorite team since he was a little kid. He also loved Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the Bruins. He played all sports when he was younger and coached our eldest son's hockey team, and coached our other son's and second eldest daughter’s soccer team.

His family gave him joy…his wife, his six kids, dog Bentley and his friends. Conrad loved the little things like holding hands, kisses, selfies with everyone, sunsets, lightning storms, the ocean, dancing with his wife or the kids in random places, spending man time with his boys and doing mini trips with his girls shopping or exploring places.

Conrad was a charismatic man full of heart but very sarcastic and blunt. He would tell it like he saw it and wouldn't hold back. He was very smart, opinionated, and could give great advice. Conrad had a presence about him that everyone gravitated to. He always tried to help and support friends and family. He pushed everyone to try harder. He lived by this quote from the Frasier Crane TV show: "Do something. If it's a mistake, do something else."

Conrad would want to be remembered as a strong, intelligent, hardworking man who accomplished everything he set out to do. He loved his wife and their six kids with all his heart and did everything for them to a have good life. He wanted his kids to have a better life than his parents gave him. He was loved by everyone most of all his family, friends, and co-workers. Conrad will always be in our hearts and memories.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn; his two sons Mercer and Thayer; and his four daughters Taydem, Ireland, Atlantis, and Salem, all of whom live in Las Vegas, Nevada and who will always love and honor him.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, September 15, 2021 at Palm Eastern Mortuary.